Twenty-One Sovereigns and Consorts were among the Royal Guests and Relatives who joined the British Royal Family for the Funeral of the Queen Mother at Westminster Abbey on this day 20 years ago, which was quite similar to the recent Memorial Service held for the Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey (the Duke passed away on this day last year).
Following the ‘Vigil of the Princes’, with the Queen Mother’s four grandsons, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, and Viscount Linley, guarding the coffin, the coffin was followed by male members of the Royal Family, and the Princess Royal, in a Procession from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey:
Members of the Bowes-Lyon Family
The extended British Royal Family were led by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, along with the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince William, Prince Harry, Peter Phillips, Zara Phillips, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Viscount and Viscountess Linley, Lady Sarah and Daniel Chatto, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and their respective children, grandchildren, and spouses.
The Foreign Royal Guests and Relatives included:
Hereditary Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (son of the Queen Mother’s goddaughter, Princess Benedikte of Denmark)